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    Baby!

    Sleep... hahaha
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    Baby!

    Hello crew, I have been MIA, work & a pregnant wife definitely occupy a majority of my time. I do apologize. Tonight we had our first child. A boy born July 26th @ 3:10pm. 8lbs 10oz & 20 inches long. Timothy Maverick Farrell It was a rough one, as I imagine most are. I want to give a special thank you to Dan & Erick. A while ago I won the Milwaukee M18 Speaker. This turned out to be the most important accessory we brought to the hospital. Playing pandora stations; 'ambient' to help the wife relax. During the important par
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    Robots

    My robot kids took home 2nd place in their field trials. Technically they out preformed the other teams, they collected too much data and couldn't process everything fast enough. O'well. Next time we will win #1. Still proud of them. the team decided to show-off a bit and took a selfie in the middle of competition. Proving the robot is fully autonomous. ?
  4. Just in the nick of time! My wife is 7-months pregnant with our first child. I've been super busy with work, I haven't had much time to build. A quick trip to Rockler, rummaging in their bargain wood bin. I came home with Walnut, Yellow Carany, and Padauk. Backstory: I bought her a similar designed necklace Christmas. CNC to the rescue. Finish: Wipe on poly & paste wax
  5. I can see a benefit in mobile aCAD. In site I would measure & hand draw, get back to the office and spend time transferring hand drawing to computer. often it's simple shapes, it would be nice to save time and skip having to draw twice. However, I can just bring my laptop. No real need to draw on my phone
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    Robots

    Today was exhausting, but rewarding. We spent about 10 hours under the sun, shooting rockets, doing donuts, learning science, and forming friendships. This is about half the students I got some quality drone footage, I'll need to spend some time editing though. Phantom 3 Professional with 4K video. We had a few other quads out but the phantom is definitely the easiest to fly. The students built data loggers as part of this project. Inserted into the rockets, 9 degrees of data was recorded. Altitude, acceleration, axis of rotati
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    Robots

    It's awesome teaching them to build. Often frustrating, but rewarding. Im sure we will continue to build quads but I've got no immediate plans to continue that specific one. It's a students 'solution' to the problem we presented. Half the fun of teaching this stuff is seeing the creative ways people go about solving problems. this Sunday we are headed out to the dry lakebed. The students built rockets & fitted them with electronic data loggers. Hopefully a bit more successful then N. Korea launches ? This is one one of the students builds. Political sat
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    Robots

    Today the kids partisapated in the first phase of the robot competition. The goal is to design a robot that assist first responders in locating victims. I've been mentoring this group the previous two semesters. Today was the presentation section, a design review judged by a panel of graduate students. We took 2nd place. Im hopping for a first place finish during the actual competition. Very proud of there hard work!
  9. ? I would make an ugly girl. Too much facial hair. Maybe I can become a TIA girl ?
  10. We don't get a lot of snow around So California but recently a lot of rain. Those AWD Explores don't preform as well as expected. This was posted in my off road recovery group.
  11. People kept asking me if I wanted a boy or girl. I responded; Either is great, I just hope it's not a liberal. ?
  12. About 22-weeks into pregnancy and everything looks good. Except for me, I'm still a mess. ?
  13. $100k is good money. It all depends on a persons lifestyle though. for a dual income household, $100k plus the other income... your doing okay. $400-$600k is about average cost for a single family home. $800k-$1M+ for something large, new, in a good neighborhood. I'm sure that much $$ would get you more land in the mid-west. Keep in mind there's at least 30k in benefits. $3 for name brand prescription, PPO with $10 co-pay, and an amazing dental plan. Working in education, you get all the school holidays off. im sure a hardworking contractor can make more $.
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    2022

    At the end of the day all you can do is love your family & have an escape plan. I criticize both sides of the political table and find merit on the left & right. I've become an anomaly, politically indifferent- judging the issues over allegiances
  15. It's great when it takes longer to dress-out & run chits then the actual hot work takes. A fully dressed hose team for someone to cut a few bolts with a grinder. ??
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    2022

    Today on Facebook someone posted how upset they were that Trump killed Californias electric train. If you don't know, we voted to build this train from Vegas to LA, but after paying a butt ton of money, no train. I sugessted it was good the train was defunded and when someone responded with 'But I want an Electric train in California', I suggested they pay for the project. That didn't sit well with the OP and she called me out for being rude. I pointed out the hypocrisy of her 'offense', as the heading of her post called Trump a dumbass. She blocked me. ? ?
  17. It always struck me odd that we contracted out duty our own personnel was trained for. I thought it odd but never said anything. Watching someone else do your work isn't all that bad. Unless you're starting 24/12 rotations.
  18. Salary does have guarantee raises. Once you're hired on it takes an act of congress to get fired, so ya. ? 11am is okay
  19. $130k + every school holiday paid and state benefits. ? It's one of the richest community colleges around and has an amazing transfer rate. This really is a golden opportunity & I would love to see it go to someone who will make a difference. You would be surprised how weak the turnout is for these positions. I'm guessing people just don't know about them.
  20. There's an opening at the college I work at in Southern California. Assistant Director of Facilities. The job pays well and the benefits are amazing. It's a community college so State Employee. $95k-$135k We need someone good! https://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/7747
  21. Came home last night & the Milwaukee Jobsite Speaker was waiting for me! Im really impressed with this thing. The sound quality is really good. It looks to be built tough. I'll be using this speaker on the job site, camping, off-roading (no more draining my truck battery !!), recovery/rescue operations- plug in the ham radio to output loud audio. But most importantly, play some lullabies in the new nursery. Never too young to become a Milwaukee fanboy. Teddy Ruxpin for scale ? (Pics not uploading ?)
  22. I've been so busy lately, I forgot I won. Still haven't received anything but it's to be expected, I'm all the way in California.
  23. http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/recreation-entertaining/klein-opoly-limited-edition Limited edition Klein-Opoly. Because tools..
  24. Thank-you again to Dan & Eric for working so hard to bring life to this tool forum. Thank-you to the admin team who keep us all in line. I'm sure it's like herding kittens. And thank-you to the crew, it's because of everyone's involvement & passion we get these opportunities. Im looking forward to receiving a surprise in the mail, an awesome start to the new year!
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